Productive Ways to Pass the Time at Cape Town International Airport

Whether you are waiting to embark on an exciting life journey, jet set across the globe to study abroad or envelope a loved one into your open arms… Let’s face it: airports can be pretty tedious places. There’s a lot of hurry up and wait, last minute scrambles and delayed flights (usually at the eleventh hour). And as much as […]

Boschendal Wine Estate’s Best Farm Experiences

Boschendal Wine Estate is, in so many ways, an absolutely amazing wine estate… It offers visitors timeless beauty, a spectacular setting, gorgeous wines and some world-class farm experiences – and that’s before we even get to the food, MTB bike trails, farm spa and stunning farm cottages… need I say more? Personally, I’ve been fortunate to indulge in many of […]

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My Best Scenic Drives in and around Cape Town

The Western Cape is blessed with a wide array of jaw-dropping, impressive country or coastal drives. From Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Route 62 and Cape West Coast, there is a drive for every kind of traveller… And, if you’re looking for some accommodation inspiration during your trip, look no further than Afristay.com, one of South Africa’s largest accommodation booking portals. […]

Restaurant Review: Sampling Cape Town’s Sensational Sentir

Please note: Regrettably, Sentir is now closed.   My first review for 2018 started off in a fine manner: with a sensational supper at Sentir Tapas and Spirits Space, one of newer arrivals to the Cape Town foodie scene. Situated within a 102-year-old building in Long Street (the street that never sleeps), Sentir Tapas and Spirits Space lies above the […]

Travel Review: Gorgeous Canto Wines Hits All the Right Notes

The newly opened Canto Wines is the latest addition to the vibrant and increasingly popular Durbanville Wine Valley. So, when I stumbled across this lovely wine farm online, I couldn’t have been more excited, for I immediately sensed a new and undiscovered wine gem in the making… And I’m pleased to report, our recent visit on the first weekend of […]

Winelands Tea on the Deck at Pierneef à La Motte

Please note: La Motte no longer offers Winelands Tea experiences.   The oh-so-elegant La Motte Wine Estate in Franschhoek is, if anything, one of the most perfect wine estates to enjoy a Winelands Tea. It offers preserved Cape heritage and outstanding talent, which permeates down from owner Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg. This leading estate also oozes natural beauty and femininity; no doubt […]

Spread Your Wings with Travelstart’s Cheap Domestic Flights

For South African travellers, particularly those with a penchant for flying, it is surely music to your ears any time you stumble across an affordable local service… Fortunately – while I have yet to fly myself (though it’s definitely on my travel bucket list!) – I know that, through African travel industry leader, Travelstart, both local travellers, like myself, and international […]

Travel Review: Lourensford Wine Estate’s Brilliant Belgian Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Lourensford Wine Estate is a beautiful, lush paradise on the town edges of Somerset West. Not only does the estate enjoy prime Helderberg real estate, but it also offers one of the most gorgeous garden setting imaginable, with the impressive Helderberg peaks beyond. Roll up the elegant drive – peeling back one beautiful layer to the next, as you pass vineyards […]

Accommodation and Restaurant Review: Dunstone Country Estate and Winery, Wellington wows

Dunstone Country Estate, nestled beneath the shadows of the breath-taking Limietberg mountains, turned out to be the most fitting way for us to end our stellar 2017 wanderings. This impressive boutique wine estate and accommodation guest farm is as fine as any in the land – as we found out during our one-night stay at this gorgeous wine farm. Dunstone […]

Travel Review: Experiencing the Lindt Difference with Lindt Cape Town Outstanding Classes

Recently, my boyfriend and I were fortunate to experience first-hand the Lindt difference, when we joined a full, excited class of adults and one child (a rarity – because Lindt offers separate children’s classes) for a fun baking class at the trendy, hot-and-happening Silo District, V&A Waterfront. Trust me, if you loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a child, then […]